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Miners Memorial Day at Sheffield Cathedral

Many people gathered at the Sheffield Cathedral to remember the Yorkshire miners who lost their lives whilst working in the industry. It’s the tenth year of the Miner’s Memorial Day, but only the second time the service has been held here in Sheffield. This year will see the last industrial coal mine in Yorkshire close, when Kellingley Colliery ceases production in December. Sheffield Live spoke to Chris Kitchen, the General Secretary of the National Union of Mine workers.